NFL Picks Week 6: Setting The Standard

David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Week 5 in the NFL proved to be highly entertaining, but the fireworks may just be getting started. Let's take a look at Week 6 and the intriguing matchups ahead.

The New Orleans Saints finally exercised demons last week in Chicago. Not by defeating the Bears, they've done that before and have been the better team for some time now, but by winning a game at Sodless Field Soldier Field. Now the Saints move on from Chicago to face New England.

Week 6 features the premier interconference game on the Saints' 2013 schedule: Belichick, Brady, and the New England Patriots. The Foxboro faithful at Gillette Stadium will be ready, but so will this Saints team which has been underappreciated on the road under Payton and Brees. Sean Payton and Drew Brees against Bill Belichick and Tom Brady is the premier matchup of this week (and perhaps the season), but let's also take a look at the rest of the action in Week 6.

Last week I went: 8-6, Season record 49-28

I told you so: Colts over Seahawks!

What do I know: Giants over Eagles?

WEEK 6

Thursday, October 10th

Giants(0-5) at Bears(3-2)

Chicago responds to last week's loss with a home win over a lost Giants team.

Pick: Bears

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Sunday, October 13th - Early Games

Packers(2-2) at Ravens(3-2)

Green Bay just isn't the same team away from Lambeau Field.

Pick: Ravens

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Bengals(3-2) at Bills(2-3)

Cincy also has struggled on the road, but they're facing a Buffalo team depleted at quarterback.

Pick: Bengals

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Lions(3-2) at Browns(3-2)

Just when Cleveland gets rolling, Brandon Weeden returns.

Pick: Lions

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Rams(2-3) at Texans(2-3)

Week 6 edition of the "Johnny Footbowl". Matt Schaub is desperate for a break, enter the Rams.

Pick: Texans

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Panthers(1-3) at Vikings(1-3)

Carolina can't wait to face Josh Freeman again, can't say the same about facing Adrian Peterson.

Pick: Vikings

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Raiders(2-3) at Chiefs(5-0)

Overshadowed by Denver, the streak continues for Kansas City.

Pick: Chiefs

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Steelers(0-4) at Jets(3-2)

Rex's stout defense against Pittsburgh's toothless offense is a mismatch.

Pick: Jets

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Eagles(2-3) at Buccaneers(0-4)

Philly has offense to spare, Tampa has none to use.

Pick: Eagles

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Sunday, October 13th - Late Games

Titans(3-2) at Seahawks(4-1)

Seattle is playing at home. They win.

Pick: Seahawks

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Jaguars(0-5) at Broncos(5-0)

Broncos forgo playbook, practices only victory formation.

Pick: Broncos

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Cardinals(3-2) at 49ers(3-2)

Offensively challenged Cards face defensive-minded Niners. Advantage: San Francisco.

Pick: 49ers

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Saints(5-0) at Patriots(4-1) - Game of the Week

Despite the lack of household names, the Patriots will be as dangerous as ever with Brady and Belichick on the sideline. No doubt, Sean Payton will have the Saints in primetime form for this game, and the Saints will make a statement on the road in Foxboro.

Pick: Saints

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Sunday Night Football

Redskins(1-3) at Cowboys(2-3)

Dallas faces the NFL's worst ranked defense one week after scoring 48 points.

Pick: Dallas

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Monday, October 14th - Monday Night Football

Colts(4-1) at Chargers(2-3)

Indy is the AFC's most complete team, and it will show in San Diego.

Pick: Colts

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That's how I see Week 6 coming together, let us know what you think will happen. Leave your comments, picks, and insight below. Here's to 6-0! Who Dat!

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